Seen speaking at the press conference marking the launch of British Airways’ inaugural flight to Pittsburgh on 2 April is Simon Brooks, VP Sales North America, British Airways. The oneworld member will link London Heathrow to the US city four times weekly this summer using its 787-8s. Pittsburgh is BA’s 33rd transatlantic route from Heathrow.
- British Airways has expanded its transatlantic network for S19, with it beginning flights from London Heathrow (LHR) to new destinations in the US. On 2 April the oneworld member commenced flights to Pittsburgh (PIT), a 5,697-kilometre route it will operate four times weekly, while two days later it inaugurated a twice-weekly (Thursdays and Sundays), 6,524-kilometre sector to Charleston (CHS), resulting in the service becoming the latter airport’s first transatlantic connection. Both services will be flown by the carrier’s fleet of 787-9s. With these routes, it brings BA’s transatlantic route count from Heathrow to 34, with it already offering flights from Europe’s biggest hub to Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore/Washington, Boston, Buenos Aires Ezeiza, Calgary, Chicago O’Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Houston Intercontinental, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Mexico City, Montreal, Nashville, Nassau, New Orleans, New York JFK, New York Newark, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Rio de Janeiro Galeao, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Santiago, Sao Paulo Guarulhos, Seattle-Tacoma, Toronto Pearson, Vancouver and Washington Dulles.